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witnesses and a huge piece of evidence and this case gets born on the couch of sybrina fulton, rachel jeantel, it really does smack of a political process. at what point does the defense have enough out there to argue it in closing argument? right now we're getting a smear of it but i don't know that they have enough to get down and dirty in their closing. >> let listen to one witness who was particularly noteworthy, a friend of zimmerman's. his name is tom donnelly. he said he served in the war and was able to recognize the screams of people. he had no hesitation in identifying the voice. >> there's absolutely no doubt in my mind that is george zimmerman. and i wish to god i did not have that ability to understand that. >> diana, with that story, do you think that donnelly is a more credible witness about whose voice that is screaming on the 911 call than say zimmerman's mother or trayvon martin's mother? does donnelly and his professed experties make a difference you think? >> assume for a minute the jury is not making up their mind about the voice i.d. based on other evidence, whic
in the an mission the insights of his friend rachel jeantel. she said she heard trayvon screaming get off, get off but the animation doesn't show that. the defense wants to introduce it, the prosecution says it's absolutely unfair and the jurors will play it over and over again in the jury room and convince themselves to believe zimmerman. >>> a former florida circuit court judge and the host of judge alex. judge alex, this is getting down to the real nitty gritty, isn't it? >> yes. >> this animation video, it's pure property -- propaganda isn't it? >> they want to tell the story they believe happened. so for the prosecution to get in and say well, this doesn't have the parts we think happened, of course it doesn't. if you create our own animation, you want put in trayvon martin zimmerman because that's the defense theory, not yours. still i think it should come in as a demonstrative aid. there are holes to be filled because some things haven't been testified to. >> this evidence from vincent demayo, he's obviously incredibly experienced but there were holes i thought the prosecution got into righ
, rachel jeantel's testimony. when the prosecutor actually stands up and puts it together, you may see a much more compelling picture more indicative of second-degree murder than manslaughter. that's possible. >> from the defense prospective, mark, they acquit him on second-degree murder but convict him of a lesser charge, some on those prison terms in florida carry a comparative prison sentence. >> it's the defense that wants the lesser included and because you have a lesser punishment. here in california, remember how this works. what is explained to the jury is first you decide the murder charge. if you find not guilty on the murder, then you work down to the manslaughter, basically, the difference between the two is whether or not there is malice. so all of this talk about ill will and the level and intent and everything else is for the jury to decide. if they can't find malice, they work down. normally the defense wants the lesser because it's punishment by much less or doesn't have what is the l next to it for life. here, you have that. so the defense is going to be in the positi
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